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Fisher, Janet

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • MLA Nominating Committee, Member, 1998
  • Board of Directors, ex officio Member as Section Council Chair, 1994–1996
  • Section Council, Chair, 1994–1996
  • International Cooperation Section, first Chair, 1991, Representative to Section Council 1991–1993
  • International Cooperation Section (provisional year), Chair/Representative to Section Council 1990
  • International Cooperation Committee/International Cooperation Section Transition Task Force, Cochair, 1989–1990
  • International Cooperation Committee, Chair, 1989
  • MLA News, International News Column, Editor, 1989–1993
  • Joint Task Force of Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors/MLA: Challenge to Action, Panel of Expert Reviewers, Member, 1984–1987
  • Health Sciences Library Technicians Committee, Chair, 1982
  • Southern Regional Group
    • Strategic Planning Committee, Chair, 2004
    • Nominating Committee, Chair, 2003
    • Chapter Chair, 2002
    • Chair elect/Program Committee, Chair, 2001
    • Communications Committee, Chair, 1998–1999
    • Cunningham Fellowship Task Force, Chair, 1993–1994
    • Annual Conference Program Committee, Chair and Host, 1989
    • Governmental Relations Committee, Chair, 1989
    • Chapter Secretary/Treasurer, 1982–1983

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2006
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Emeritus Member
  • Southern Chapter, Honorary Member
  • Tennessee Library Association (TLA), TLA Honor Award
  • TLA, Honorary Member
  • National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE), Chamberlain Scholar, 1999
  • American Library Association (ALA), Library Instruction Round Table Award for Top Twenty articles published in 1996 in library instruction (with Earl M, et al.)

Publications (4 representative)

Articles published in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association or Journal of the Medical Library Association are available via PMC.


  • Library Director for Development and Outreach, James H. Quillen College of Medicine Library, East Tennessee State University–Johnson City, 1999–2005
  • Assistant Dean for Learning Resources/ Director of the Medical Library, James H. Quillen College of Medicine Library, East Tennessee State University–Johnson City, 1978–1998
  • Assistant Director, James H. Quillen College of Medicine Library, East Tennessee State University–Johnson City, 1975–1977
  • Reference Librarian/Online Searcher, Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah–Salt Lake City, 1971–1974
  • Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Maryland–Baltimore, 1969–1971
  • Cataloger, Medical Library, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 1967–1969

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • MLS, Florida State University–Tallahassee, 1966
  • BA, Biology and English, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, 1965

Contributed by Janet Fisher and Diane McKenzie

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